FANCY FOOTWORK

Nike CR Mercurial Vapor Superfly III

 

Cristiano Ronaldo’s foot work has been enhanced this season by a special camouflage technology created by his sponsor Nike. The new Nike CR Mercurial Vapor Superfly III creates the illusion that Ronaldo is about to turn in one direction, when actually his feet are about to move a different way. This represents a new milestone where technology, design and fashion are harmoniously integrated to create a truly superior product. 

TARA DONOVAN

Styrofoam cups

 

Using ordinary disposable objects such as straws, styrofoam cups, tape and paper plates, Tara Donovan creates site-specific sculptures that invoke forms found in nature. These monumental installations require hours of tedious assemblage and attention to detail. The result is a truly remarkable transformation for the mundane to the exquisitely beautiful. 

THE MASTERS

Otto Jakob

After studying painting in the mid 70′s under Georg Baselitz, Otto Jakob set his sights on Jewelry making. One of the few jewelers who’s work transcends the realm of ornament into the practice of fine art. Jakob exhibits at the Daniel Blau Gallery in Munich, Colnaghi in London and at TEFAF in Maastricht.

LINCOLN

DANIEL DAY LEWIS

 

Based on the book “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Daniel Day Lewis has teamed up with Steven Spielberg to create an epic film depicting the life of  Abraham Lincoln. There exists only a hand full of actor’s with the ability to completely transform themselves into the characters they play, Daniel Day Lewis stands at the top of that list. Filming is expected to begin next fall, and the movie is to be released in late 2012.

THE INVISIBLE MAN

Liu Bolin

 

Hidden within every photograph is Chinese artist Liu Bolin. With a team of two assistants Bolin spends hours painting himself into the background to appear invisible. His work deals with concepts of identity and the influence an environment has on an individual. 

CRYSTALLINE

Live on Later with Jools Holland

Bjork looking amazing while performing Crystalline from her album Biophilia live on Later with Jools Holland. So inspiring, she is always at the forefront of musical innovation and creative direction. 

EAST MEETS WEST

Hand Carved Tires

Belgian artist Wim Delvoye transforms old tires into intricate hand carved sculptures. Influenced by eastern ornamentalism, these works of art give new meaning to the notions of industrialization and the evolution of our aesthetic culture. 

 

PEPPER SPRAY IN THE PARK

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

 

A page taken out of Banksy’s play book.

James Alex’s series of the pepper spraying policeman serves as a compelling social commentary on the abuse of power and the undeniable effectiveness of peaceful protest. 

BURBERRY PRORSUM

PRINTED COTTON JERSEY T-SHIRT

 

Not just a T-Shirt. Solid and subtle is always my preference when it comes to undergarments but this piece is calling my name. Courtesy of Christopher Bailey of Burberry. I have to give a shout out to

00o00.blogspot.com for pointing this one out, my favorite men’s blog. 

STERNTHAL BOOKS

First we fell then we fall

Guy Yanai’s first book “FIRST WE FEEL THEN WE FALL” mixes photography, drawing, and painting in the elaboration of a unique visual language.The book is encased is a black plexi and laser etched box that contains a unique drawing by the artist. Unifying art, design and content this publication is a proud addition to Sternthal Books, an art book publishing company devoted to making political picture books that fuse images and aesthetics to examine current global issues from an artistic perspective. To purchase or inquire about the book: contact@sternthalbooks.com